Category Archives: Events

Event recap | The Mass Politics of Immigration

Dr. Wayne Cornelius, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego, gave a talk at the Tower Center Feb. 1 called “The Mass Politics of Immigration.” Cornelius argues there have been eight episodes of American … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s at stake for U.S.-Mexico under President Trump

Top Mexican officials are in D.C. to discuss trade, immigration and security with the Trump administration ahead of Mexican President Peña Nieto’s meeting with Donald Trump next week. The media is flooding with talk of building the wall — el muro … Continue reading

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Alan Bersin | The U.S. is too intertwined with Canada, Mexico to back out of NAFTA

Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), gave a talk Dec. 6 at the Texas-Mexico Center discussing the changing nature of borders in a globalized world. Borders are no longer lines in the sand, Bersin … Continue reading

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Adam Levine | How Political Rhetoric Engages and Demobilizes Citizens

Adam Seth Levine, professor of government from Cornell University, gave his talk “How Political Rhetoric Engages and Demobilizes Citizens”  at the Tower Center- Latino Center for Leadership and Development joint policy forum Oct. 28. Conventional wisdom about political rhetoric leads … Continue reading

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Latino Catholics more likely to vote Democratic than Protestants

Latino Public Policy postdoc Alicia Reyes-Barrientez presented on her dissertation, “Divided by Faith? An Examination of Religious Affiliation as a Determinant of Group Consciousness Among Latinxs” at the Tower Center Oct. 26. Reyes-Barrientez found that Latinos have historically voted Democratic, … Continue reading

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Event Recap | How the 1968 election affects politics today

Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen visited the Tower Center Oct. 6 to discuss his book, “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division,” and the 2016 election. Introducing Cohen, Thomas Knock of the Center for Presidential History said … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Madeleine Case | How voters think and learn about elections

Since the turn of the 21st century, technology has allowed political news to spread further, faster, and to an expanding audience. However, this appears to have had no impact on the level of interest that this audience takes with political … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Thomas Schmedding | Strategic Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy

In the 2016 American political season, the vastly different perspectives of foreign policy continue to serve as a key point of debate between the presidential candidates. While it is easy to advocate for specific policy options, we generally fail to … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson: The Patron Saint of Donald Trump?

A Donald Trump presidency, like that of Andrew Jackson in 1829, would be driven by emotion, according to SMU historian Aaron Crawford. Crawford, from SMU’s Center for Presidential History, gave the Tower Center’s September monthly seminar lecture: “Injury, Rage, Audacity: … Continue reading

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The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election

The Tower Center and the Latino Leadership Center for Development cohosted an event, “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election,” at Jones Day Law Office Sept. 20. Matt Barreto, professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles … Continue reading

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